The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript 'Journey to Nagaland', by Mildred Archer. An account of six months spent in the Naga Hills in 1947

caption: visit to Phire-Ahire
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Phire-Ahire
date: 6.11.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: All today we halted at Phire-ahire, a Sangtam village, counted it and inspected the school. We played musical arms with the children accompanying the game on the school gong. The Sangtam houses are very like Ao houses, but they are built on the ground and have heavy wooden doors. Only a rich man who has sacrificed a mithan can have a raised platform and bamboo floor to the living room.